Bob is a co-founder of Baines Simmons. He is a creative and technical aviation safety expert who brings his passion, experience and problem-solving strengths to bear across a wide spectrum of client aviation safety-related subjects. He provides insightful strategic and technical leadership support to client regulatory and airworthiness engagements. Bob’s ambition is to design and build world-class products and services that make real positive contributions and impact on aviation safety improvement.
Expertise and capability
Board Safety Trusted Advisor – Bob has worked with several major international airlines and their suppliers advising on both human and airworthiness safety standards.
Strategic Consulting for safety improvement, regulatory policy, quality management and technical projects – Bob has managed over 100 successful client projects through his team.
Outsourced Managed Services Expert to Authorities in the defence and civil sectors, seeking technical competence, service and cost improvements. Recent projects include building the 7th largest business aircraft registry in the world and the establishment of a competent authority for military compliance approval audits.
Career background and experience
Bob joined the Royal Air Force in 1978 before becoming a civil licensed aircraft maintenance engineer, qualified on a range of Boeing, Airbus and Douglas aircraft. He served as a UK CAA Senior Airworthiness Surveyor with responsibility for Continuing Airworthiness policy and implementation in the UK. He is an Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council, sits on the Airworthiness Technical Advisory Committee of the I Mech E and is a trustee of the International Federation of Airworthiness.